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Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On ‘Real-World’ Problems

Real-world problems, more “focused” topics, and the elimination of “obscure vocabulary” are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.

04/16/2014

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More Minorities Pass New FDNY Entrance Exam

More than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.

09/26/2012

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Standardized Test Question Asks N.J. Third Graders To Reveal A Secret

The state Education Department says the question was reviewed and approved by both the department and a panel of teachers. The question is being tried out and will not count in the students’ scores.

05/11/2012

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Elementary, Middle School Students To Face Fewer Trick Questions On Standardized NY Exams

Starting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.

08/13/2011

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FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among Minorities

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.

08/10/2011

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City Councilman Wants NYC Firefighter Age Limit Raised

The 2007 recruitment exam for the New York City Fire Department is considered to be discriminatory according to the ruling of a federal judge.

12/21/2010

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Judge Bars NYC From Hiring New Firefighters

Judge Nicholas Garaufis said his permanent injunction would be lifted if the city agreed to court-proposed hiring methods.

10/20/2010

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NYC Won’t Hire New Firefighters

New York City won’t hire any rookie firefighters until a new entry exam is created to replace one that a judge has declared discriminatory.

09/17/2010